Playground Overview

As the Midwest’s top playground and recreational contractor, American Playground Company can accommodate every aspect of your project, no matter the size. American Playground Company is dedicated to making your playground project perfect from design all the way to installation.

Our playground experts are extensively trained to evaluate your playground or park project and assist you in planning your design. After you have decided on the furnishings and structure you want, we will provide you with a site layout so you can see all the elements at once and determine if it lays out just like you were picturing. Then we can change and alter it until it’s just how you like it.

American Playground Company proudly sells a huge selection of playground elements, including structures, park furnishings, free standing equipment, site amenities, surfacing and shade structures, so we create any playground or park you can imagine. During our consultation, we will start to narrow down your specific options. Your playground products will ultimately be chosen based on the following factors:

  • Total space
  • Preference
  • Capacity
  • Budget
  • Projected age range
  • Location
  • Purpose

All of our playground projects are installed by our experienced professionals. American Playground Company assures our installation process is done correctly by paying close attention to the fine details of the equipment. We work hard to create a safe and fun environment for your community’s children and their families. We offer your full solution—specializing in consultations, computer designed equipment, efficient manufacturing and reliable installation.

American Playground Company’s top concern is safety. You cannot prevent 100% of playground-related injuries, but at American Playground Company, we can easily cut down on playground-related injuries by performing frequent maintenance inspections. Our playground inspectors are CPSI certified, and we prevent injuries by keeping safety a priority and ensuring the playground is suitable for all appropriate age groups and abilities.

Inclusive play allows for all children of all abilities to learn, grow and play together in the same recreational environment. A playground is inclusive when it removes the barriers of exclusion by providing a sensory rich play experience for all children. Inclusive playgrounds are a place of fun and enjoyment where everyone is included. These playgrounds are designed to be multi-sensory, safe environments. American Playground Company’s inclusive playground sets promote multi-sensory play, integrated play, and physical accommodations. Having an inclusive playground can show to everyone who enjoys it that people of all abilities enjoy exploring, playing, interacting and learning.

American Playground Company also offers various resources to help you come up with the funding for your playground project. Grantsfundraising community buildsand purchasing contracts are all ways we can assist you with to get the perfect playground for your budget.

  • Several non-profits, corporations and even the government recognize the importance of playgrounds. These institutions have set up grants to help pay for playgrounds and park areas. Playground grants are an incredible resource when you are figuring out how exactly you are going to pay for new playground and park equipment. Many different playground grant options are available, at the local, state and national levels. These grant programs help to fund park equipment, physical fitness and playgrounds.
  • Fundraising is an effective way to reach your budget goals for a playground or recreational project. There are many different ways to put together a fundraiser (see a list of resources here). When planning a fundraiser, it is important to keep in mind that everyone’s goal, budget, and community are different—what works for one community might not work for yours and vice versa.
  • When a group of people from the same neighborhood, division or city volunteer and come together to build a playground, that’s considered a community build. This can cut a portion of the installation costs and incorporate a feeling of involvement with your community members.
  • We make getting the most competitive price easy at American Playground Company. We offer purchasing contracts (also known as buying agreements or buying cooperatives), which are nationwide procurement services with relationships with many different companies for ultra-competitive goods and services. These cooperative purchasing networks have professional teams that wield their immense buying power and top of the line suppliers so you get the best bid for the highest quality product. 
Vibrant play ground with climbing features, slides, steps and fireman's pole

As a division of The American Fence Company, American Playground Company enjoys access to the numerous resources of our parent company, in addition to the combined buying power that keeps us extremely competitive on price but also allows us to offer additional customizations and services you simply cannot find anywhere else. 

American Playground Company’s playgrounds, site amenities, shelters and more can be found throughout the Midwest. Our service areas include Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Rochester, Minnesota; Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Kansas City and Wichita, Kansas; Omaha, Lincoln and Grand Island Nebraska; Des Moines, Sioux City and Iowa City, Iowa.